We are pleased to deliver this project on behalf of 9807730 Canada Society for the 2017 program year.
This Project will aim for targets of 8 program graduates, with 5 youth who secure gainful employment, 2 youth who return to school for additional training and 1 youth that neither works or engages in school.
The participants will participate in a 3-week group training including work task certification and labour sector safety requirements in Nunavut and on the job site. This content will also include broad employability topics including dress, hygiene, inter-personal communication, drug-free workplace and confidence building. The training program will be delivered by a contracted instructor for the project.
The instructor, in consultation with the small group of work placement employers, will ensure the curriculum to meet employer needs in trades helper roles as well as employment readiness for the participants and support sustainable employment in the trades labour market. The 8 Inuit youth participants will receive the following:
- Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) assessment and selection
- Unregulated trades helper role and Nunavut labour market needs
- core workplace and job requirements/certificate training (valid 2 years) WHMIS GHS 2015, Workplace Violence and Harassment/Sexual Harassment Prevention, Young Worker Health and Safety; Criminal Record Check; TB screen, etc.
- 2-day Standard First Aid/CPR level C/AED
- pre-Apprenticeship Essential Skills tutoring (job-specific coaching as related to the job tasks and success)
- Ladder Safety; cold weather work safety' protective footwear and gear as per WSCC Nunavut regulatory requirement
- Nunavut Labour standards and broad employability requirements for success
A Key component of the program will include a 5-week (100 hour) work placement component. Many marginalized Inuit youth have a variety of barriers to full-time employability including childcare, disabilities, mental health or other factors that inhibit success in a 40-hour job. Therefore the placement is intentional to slowly build at the work reflex, confidence, and success. In Nunavut, Inuit youth are eligible for wage subsidies with participating employers. Our program will work with the Kakivak Inuit employment agency and local employers from our business network including green job social enterprises to offer subsidized placements.
The Wage subsidy will be at Nunavut's territorial minimum wage of $13/hour + MERCS (mandatory benefits) at 13%. Upon completion of the assessment, learning plan and training, each participant will receive individual assistance for resume preparation to meet Nunavut's standards including employment equity considerations, career coaching and preparations for interviews with participating work placement employers for placement. Upon placement, the participants will receive their clothing and equipment "kit" of boots, cold-weather outer wear and protective gear as required by Worker's Safety Compensation Commission (WSCC) and job tasks.